Business buyer demographics

Amid Pandemic, Financially-Strong Baby Boomers Grow Share of Franchise Prospects

July 30, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic has strengthened many entrepreneurs’ desire to own a business, Baby Boomers in particular have grown in their relative share of prospective franchisees who are reaching out to  franchise systems to explore potential investment. Generation X still ranks No. 1 with the largest share of prospects, but that share fell slightly from

STATE PROFILE: Texas Ranks First in Share of Franchise Inquiries, Fifth in Franchise Interest Index™

May 27, 2020

While Georgia leads the nation in per-capita interest in potential franchise ownership, another Southern state leads in total volume of interested franchise seekers. Texas ranked No. 1 in 2019 for its 11.3% share of inquiries through the FranchiseVentures demand-generation platform in 2019. That’s not surprising, since it also boasts the nation’s second-largest population of adults

Boomers Lead Potential Business Buyers in Resources for Funding New Franchises

May 11, 2020

Baby Boomers interested in buying franchises may not claim the same high growth rates of Millennial and Gen X entrepreneurs, but the sizable Boomer segment holds an attractive lead in assets to fund new franchise businesses. Baby Boomers accounted for 27% of prospects contacting franchisors through the FranchiseVentures demand-generation platform in 2019. Here is a

Top Franchise Categories Retain Relative Ranking in Q1

April 28, 2020

Food and Restaurants Maintain Most Popular Rank, as Automotive Leads Quarterly Growth Despite coranavirus-driven volatility in key business sectors in March, the relative ranking of top franchise categories remained the same in Q1 of 2020, compared with Q4 of 2019. Food and Restaurant franchises continue as the most popular category drawing interest from potential franchisees,

Nevada Edges Past Georgia To Lead Q1 Franchise Interest Index™

April 22, 2020

Nevada edged past Georgia to lead the nation with the highest adult per capita interest in buying a franchise in Q1 2020, according to new data from Franchise Insights. Georgia had claimed the top spot in the The Franchise Interest IndexTM  for the full year of 2019. The Franchise Interest IndexTM reveals the relative interest

Mid-tier Metros Log Fastest Growth in Franchise Interest for Q4

March 25, 2020

Jacksonville, Tucson Lead Top 50 Metro Areas, as Springfield and Worcester Top Mid-Sized Metros Mid-sized metropolitan areas under 1 million population showed some of the strongest year-over-year growth in franchise-buying interest, claiming 7 of the top 10 spots in latest business data from Franchise Insights. The rest of the top 10 were large metros with

58% Of Potential Franchisees Are Married, Boosting Average Income

March 18, 2020

More than half of prospects interested in buying a franchise are married, which turns out to be an important factor in boosting average household income. In fact, half of married prospects have a household income of $100,000 or more in Q4 of 2019, according to the latest data analysis by Franchise Ventures.  For this analysis,

Southeastern Cities Lead Top 100 Metros in New Franchise Interest Index™

March 10, 2020

Atlanta, Ga., enjoys the nation’s highest interest in buying a franchise, according to the latest analysis of the Top 100 metropolitan areas. Southeastern metros dominated the top 20 leaders in the  Franchise Interest Index(TM), with multiple major metro areas ranked in Florida and Texas, as well as high-interest from mid-sized metros in North and South

Smaller States Post Big Gains in Q4 Growth of Franchise Interest Index™

February 20, 2020

Alaska, Hawaii lead overall gains, Georgia tops growth among large-population states Small- and mid-sized states with adult population under 5 million showed some of the strongest year-over-year growth in franchise-buying interest, according to the latest data  from Franchise Insights. And among the largest states, Georgia tops the Franchise Interest Index™ for both overall interest and

Gen X Claims Largest Group of Franchise Prospects, Ranks High for Income, Home Ownership

February 14, 2020

While Millennials are the fastest-growing group of franchise prospects, Generation X was far and away the largest age group interested in buying a franchise last year.  Generation X claimed 44.9% share of prospects contacting franchisors through the Franchise Ventures demand-generation platform in 2019. Here is a demographic profile of the 39- to 54-year-old cohort, based

Georgia Leads the Nation in New Franchise Interest Index™

January 13, 2020

Georgia, Nevada and Florida led the nation with the highest levels of interest in buying a franchise in 2019, according to new data from Franchise Insights. The Franchise Interest Index™ reveals  the relative interest of entrepreneurs making an investment inquiry by indexing proprietary data with state population on a per capita basis. An index of 100

Three-Quarters of Franchise Prospects Own a Home, Most for 5+ Years

December 10, 2019

Nearly 3 in 4 prospective franchisees own their own home, and more than three-quarters have lived at the same address for more than 5 years, according to the latest data analysis by Franchise Ventures. Those are important indicators of financial wherewithal and stability for franchisors recruiting new owners for their franchise. For this analysis, Franchise

Education Is No Prerequisite To Entrepreneurship – Ambition Is Its Own Degree

November 27, 2019

The lure of entrepreneurship appeals to individuals across all levels of education,  according to the latest data analysis by Franchise Ventures, which found most business-buyer prospects had at least some college experience, but not necessarily a completed degree. “In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, we’re grateful for the opportunities that franchise ownership offers to

Franchise Prospects Top $100k in Household Income

November 22, 2019

One-third of prospective franchisees have at least $100,000 in annual household income, according to the latest data analysis by Franchise Ventures — and income is clearly a key factor in finding franchisee candidates who are qualified for different opportunities. For this analysis, Franchise Ventures combined its pool of investment inquiries with demographic data from Alliant,

Women Outpace Men Among Gen X Franchise Prospects

November 5, 2019

Interest in owning a franchise is balanced almost equally between women and men overall, according to the latest small business analysis by Franchise Ventures — and women are starting to outpace men among Gen X prospects.  “We don’t see a glass ceiling when it comes to interest in buying a franchise,” said Michael Alston, president

Millennials are the Fastest-Growing Segment of Future Franchisees

October 30, 2019

Following the broad trends in population demographics in the U.S., the age of franchise-investment prospects continues to shift younger in the latest quarterly analysis by  Franchise Ventures. Generation X, ages 39-54, is the largest group ready to talk with franchisors, at 46.1% of all prospects in Q3 2019. That’s up 6% over Q2 and up

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